Brentford boss Dean Smith is in the frame to become the new manager of West Bromwich Albion, according to The Sun.

The Premier League side are currently rock-bottom of the league and look set for a relegation to the Championship. They sacked Alan Pardew yesterday and are now looking for a new manager.

Brentford boss Dean Smith and Leicester City’s assistant manager Michael Appleton, who has worked at West Brom before, are the early frontrunners for the vacant job.

If the Baggies want experience for next season then Dean Smith could be the man for him. The 47-year-old signed a new one-year contract extension in February but his head could be turned by the opportunity of West Brom.

Smith was born in West Bromwich and the Baggies are his home-town club. He played for Walsall, Hereford United, Leyton Orient, Sheffield Wednesday and Port Vale in his playing days.

He was appointed manager of League One side Walsall in 2011 and spent four years in charge of the Saddlers. He was then appointed manager of Championship outfit Brentford in November 2015 and has done an impressive job with the Bees.

He has them playing attractive football and they are seen as one of the best attacking teams in the league. The Bees are just 5 points off the Play-Offs and still have a chance of getting in the top six.

Brentford’s fans will be hoping that they can see off interest from West Brom and hold onto him in the summer.


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